DISCOVER Magazine #7

New FCS 2008 Twin Axe on stock

Published in category: Offshore Wind

Damen Shipyards Den Helder is building four new 20 m Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers. The Damen FCS 2008, which is specifically designed for nearshore wind farms, has superior seakeeping ability like its big brother the FCS 2610, which has become the offshore wind industry standard since its introduction in 2011.

The FCS 2008 has been developed to make the transfer of personnel to offshore platforms or wind turbines safer and more comfortable. Besides this, the Twin Axe hull form also stretches the operability of the vessel way beyond the limits of the more conventional competition. The vessel has a maximum speed of 25 knots, with a range of 700 nm, depending on the sea state. The very slender Twin Axe hulls guarantee unparalleled seakeeping behaviour and – as a bonus – have very low resistance, resulting in great fuel economy.

The vessel has a maximum speed of 25 knots, with a range of 700 nm

Vessels are built in series under Bureau Veritas Class and can be customised to the requirements of various national authorities. The 20 m long and 8 m wide vessel offers accommodation for a crew of four and up to 12 passengers. With ample working and storage space on deck it is possible to load various types of cargo.

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